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School students will not need vaccine to attend school – Donnelly

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that children will not need to have a Covid-19 vaccine to go to school in September.

Donnelly said any suggestion that a vaccine will be required for students is “absolutely not on the cards and won’t be on the cards”.

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The update comes following yesterdays announcement that the vaccination programme will be extended to children who are aged 12-15.

National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has said they have given a huge amount of consideration to the issue.

Minister Donnelly said that along with parental consent, parents will likely have to accompany their children to the vaccination centre.

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However, he said that final details are yet to be determined and an update will be given shortly.

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